Exhibitions by Big Cat Textiles and related groups

Naked Craft: Scottish Tour Venues: May 2016 – March 2017

7 May – 18 June 2016: Swanson Gallery, Thurso Library, Caithness KW14 7AF

25 June – 23 July 2016: The Iona Gallery Inverness PH21 1JG

13 Aug – 24 Oct 2016: The Barony Centre, West Kilbride  KA23 9AR

29 Oct- 4 March 2016/17: Tweeddale Museum & Art Gallery, Peebles EH45 8AG

Textile Plus – Guido’s Garden: 23rd October – 1st November 2015

Guidos Garden

(Friday 23rd October 6-8pm opening) Frayed Edges at Patriot Hall, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Naked Craft, Art Gallery of Burlington, Ontario: June 20 – September 6, 2015 (then touring Canada)

Naked Craft


Heads and Headgear – Fergusson Gallery, Perth. Summer 2013

Fergusson Gallery Poster

Spring Skeins March 2013

Spring Skeins 2013 Exhibition, 22nd - 24th March

Threads across the Sea

Threads across the Sea

Both Keiko Mukaide and Jeanette Sendler have strong connections to Japan and were heart-broken by the news of the Tsunami disaster in March 2011.

There is a series of commemorative site-specific installations in the boatyard and garden of the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther.

The exhibition runs from 1 June to 12 August 2012. There are more details on the Scottish Fisheries Museum website.

Spring Skeins 2012

24 March – 31 March 2012, 11am – 4pm, Big Cat Textiles, 3 Clinton Street, Newburgh, Fife, KY14 6DL An exhibition of work by students and tutors at Big Cat Textiles to mark the official opening of the new studio in Newburgh. 

Spring Skeins Exhibition at Big Cat Textiles


Cutting through Time

4 February – 3 March 2012, Collins Gallery, Glasgow

Jeanette Sendler’s work is inspired by the complexity of the evolution of paper pattern cutting that began in Victorian times.

This series of installations is placed in a fictitious tailor’s studio. Across the space there will be fragments of flat pattern pieces evolving from two to three dimensional sculptural pieces, and a three dimensional ‘mountain’ of body shapes, visualising the complexity for the maker, and the apparent madness or chaos to the untrained eye.

Jeanette Sendler

Cutting Through Time

The show will be supported by a full day symposium on Saturday 4th February at which the artist will present an illustrated talk about the concepts and techniques which have informed the development of her installation. During the remainder of the day, selected makers will join the Curator, Laura Hamilton, in the presentation of sound-bite talks on various textile-related exhibitions and events hosted by the Collins Gallery over the past twenty four years. Participants will be invited to bring along pictures and objects taken and created at workshops to help us celebrate many happy experiences.

The event will run from 10am until 4.30pm, with a buffet lunch and wine reception.

Further details/booking forms will be available from the Collins and on the Collins Gallery website from 5 January onwards.

wabi sabi – nothing is perfect, nothing is finished and nothing lasts

14 – 22 Jan, Patriot Gallery@Wasps

Frayed Edges is a group of Edinburgh based textile artists, who met through studying at Edinburgh College of Art, Drummond Community High School and Telford College and also work as individual artists and makers. Members of the group have backgrounds in other fine art media, including tapestry, book binding and printmaking, as well as in teaching a variety of textile media.

Jeanette Sendler Exhibition

Use this link for a complete list of exhibitions and installations Jeanette Sendler has been involved in dating back to 2003.